welcome swallows

welcome swallows

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These Welcome Swallows¬†are rusty throated, long-winged birds mostly seen in flight chasing insects. Which is exactly what they were doing today at sunset on a coastal headland jutting into the Pacific Ocean. They are incredibly fast and skittish when humans appear making them difficult to capture. It’s pretty much stand, point and shoot. They nest in cup shaped mud structures under overhangs where they lay 2-5 spotty whitish eggs.

Acknowledgement: Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds